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Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'

Hemianthus Callitrichoides (commonly known as HC Cuba) is both a popular and versatile Aquarium Plant that produces a lush green aquarium carpet effect. It can be used to create a rich base that can contrast against other focal point Aquarium Plants.

However the HC Cuba Plant is very often referred to as a rather problematic plant, with many aquascapers struggling to cultivate it.

Here we cover all that there is to know about the HC Cuba plant, describing in what setups can be used most effectively and finally we answer all important question of how you can successfully cultivate it.

The HC Cuba Aquarium plant – A quick overview

Vital Statistics

Size: Up to three centimetres tall and spreads up to 10 centimetres horizontally.

Ideal environment: Nano to middle sized aquariums

Scientific Name: Hemianthus callitrichoides

Common Name: Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba

Difficulty: Medium to Advanced

CO2 Requirements: High

Lighting Requirements: High

Plant Arrangement: Foreground

Growth Rate: Moderate

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Hemianthus

Origin: North America (Cuba)

Plant Type: Stem


Suitable underwater garden designs

Because of the small scale of this aquarium plant (standing at just 3-5cm tall and 10cm across) the HC Cuba makes for the perfect plant in nano aquariums, or within any type of layout where you need to achieve an idea of scale. It can create some particularly effective designs when used in an aquarium that is to house small fish and/or shrimp and produces a steady pearling as it photosynthesizes.


Priced per 5x5 cm Pot  



We can’t ship Livestock and Live Plants to WA and TAS due to State Restrictions. Kindly check out our DOA and other policies before purchase!!

Other things to consider before placing an order:

* Check to see if your tank has enough space.
* Ensure your tank is fully cycled.
* Ensure your new livestock is compatible tank mates for any other fish you currently have (in terms of habitat, species, requirements, temperament, and size)
* Ensure that your water parameters, habitat and temperature are suitable for the species you want to introduce.
* Do not stock your tank too quickly, or suddenly a large influx of fish can unbalance your water parameters that will affect the water quality.
* Do not feed your new fish for 24hrs. They need time to settle in and feel at home. Feeding them too quickly puts their health at risk, and it can even affect your water quality. If you have existing fish in your aquarium, feeding them before releasing the new fish is a good idea.
* Don’t be alarmed if, upon arrival, your fish, shrimp or snail look pale or lethargic. This is normal behaviour while in transit, and they should return to full colour and vibrancy after settling into their new home for a few days.

Also, be aware that livestock often gets stress and lose their colours after the long travel to you, this often happened to most livestock ( shrimps, guppies, plecos, and so on, kindly make sure you have the right set up, the aquarium must be fully cycled with the ideal parameters. Fishes and shrimps will often take from 3-7 days to fully adapt to the new home. If you have any concerns with your set up kindly talk to us or check out some online tutorials before purchase.

At Micro Aquatic shop, we strive to provide excellent service and high-quality products, any concerns kindly contact us asap and often we will get back to you in a few hours during working hours. We do not accept claims when the livestock entered your aquarium as there might be so many factors that can affect the wellbeing of the livestock, on our part we can guarantee that we are always sending out healthy and quality fishes, plants and shrimps to you.

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